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Investigation 1 - Super Tasters

The first investigation is called The Super Taste Test and is around the topic of Animals including Humans/ My Body.

 

We are going to be finding out if Year 6 children are Supertasters! It is thought that 1 in 4 people are Supertasters, meaning they have a more intense reaction to bitter tastes.

 

To find out if we are Supertasters, we will be smearing a drop of natural blue food dye on the end of our tongue and counting the bumps in the area of the size of a hole punch. These are called fungiform papillae, and hold their taste buds.

 

0 - 5 = Non-taster

6 - 10 = Taster

11+ = Supertaster

Results

NATIONAL AVERAGE

 

Non Taster 1 in 4 (25%)

Taster 1 in 2 (50%)

Super Taster 1 in 4 (25%)

 

OUR CLASS RESULTS

 

Non Taster 4 %

Taster 36%

Super Taster 60%

 

We are officially a SUPER TASTING CLASS!!

 

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